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Summary: Today I am talking about spiritually strong hands: hands that carry the Bible to church, hands that hold the Bible painstakingly for hours and read the Bible, hands that stretch out to heaven and pray, hands that help the servants of God, hands that work hard and supports the work of God etc.

God trains my hands for battle

2 Samuel 22:35 "He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

What is the meaning of training? Training is the process of learning the skills that you need for a particular job or activity. I got to go from basics, so that you understand it well, how can your arms bend a bow of bronze? Tell me. Not possible, until you get them trained. Do you understand? Likewise, your hands get strengthened spiritually for war ONLY through prayer and reading His Word.

There are many who brag about their physically strong hands and they even slam their fists against the wall to show power. Well, when storm strikes the roof of the house, dude, that doesn’t help in any way, people end up bashing each other with their strong arms because they had not trained them spiritually to tackle problems. Are you with me? Today I am talking about spiritually strong hands: hands that carry the Bible to church, hands that hold the Bible painstakingly for hours and read the Bible, hands that stretch out to heaven and pray, hands that help the servants of God, hands that work hard and supports the work of God etc. When you do this, the devil will flee from your home, your children will obey and you would have overflow in your home.

One particular aunty would always come late for a weekly women’s meeting but would sit for a couple of hours after the meeting and chat. She would climb the stairs of her home and water all the plants herself but alas she was spiritually weak. I saw her family deteriorate day by day……such people never ‘see’ spiritual decay in their life. You may bake the best cake, keep your home spotlessly clean with your super-duper hands but my question today is how many chapters do you read from the Bible? Someone told me, “I am not good at reading”, what????? Such careless, brash attitudes will take your family down to the pit of hell, be warned. Train yourself to read minimum ten chapters everyday if you want a successful life. Many pastor’s wives have lost not only their husbands, but also lost the church, ministry, joy and peace because they failed to diligently read the Word of God.

God trains my hands for battle / PART 2

Exodus 17: 9 “So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand."

Thoughts kept flowing again and again about this subject, ‘training my hands for battle’, hence I continue the second part as well. After my encounter with Jesus in the emergency ward of a hospital, my life took a drastic change and affected every area of my life, that’s called ‘born again’ experience. The woman who didn’t know the meaning of ‘ministry’, I stretched out my hands to heaven and asked God to use me, I mean I literally stood like a beggar with my hands stretched towards God, He did train me…….

Moses had just tackled the exasperating problem of the Israelites grumbling for need of water, they cursed Moses saying, “have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?" Pretty harsh, this could just shatter any person after all the struggle and pain; however, God gave them water from the rock. Now before Moses could relax after this emotional strain and drama, the Amalekites suddenly attack the Israelites. Bang, one after another! Now you know why I talk a lot on this subject, anybody there?

Besides Moses, there were three people connected in the battle against the Amalekites: Hur, Aaron and Joshua. When Moses held his hand up, Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed, well, the attacks were getting fierce and Moses could not do this alone, he got weary and tired, at this juncture, Hur and Aaron took a stone and put it under Moses, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other, thus Moses hands were steady until the sun set. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. Hurray!

Please understand here, as soon as you take water baptism and join the Christian circle , you should learn to do spiritual war fare, are you listening? Not many are educated about this, they keep dancing too long, so the enemy very easily and quickly slithers unexpectedly and attacks them. Shrugging off responsibility to pray, fast and read the Word leads to disaster; during the initial days of salvation, I was always looking for prayerful people so that I could join hands with them and pray, my husband was/is my standard prayer partner.

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